Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Birdsong Tag Swap

I joined Karla's Birdsong Tag Swap last week, here are my tags:
They are made out of chipboard thickness file folders. I bought them at a garage sale, the backgrounds are blue (you can see the backs in the next picture). I first covered the background with some green tissue paper. The trim on the bottom, I had bought at a garage sale and painted it with watercolors. I then added the turquoise tickets onto the trim. The bird images are stamped onto white cardstock and painted with watercolors. The leaf trim I got in a swap. The flowers are rub-ons with gems added as centers. The flower petals at the top have been painted with watercolors as well.
Here you can see the material I used for the tags. It's chipboard thickness, blue and glossy. I added a dictionary definition of bird (there is a sparrow and blackbird definition as well, because I ran out of birds). The bird picture is also out of a dictionary. I put the information from the swap on the back (name, hostess, date, my name, and my website). I realized after labeling them all, I had accidentally put my other website on them, oh well.

I made 9 tags, even though the swap only calls for 7, I found out I could get 3 tags from each file folder, so I did. I don't know what I'll do with the other 2 tags.

All the tags are similar, yet a little different. There's 3 different bird images, silver and gold leaf trim, the birds are different colors, the flowers are different colors and have different gems in their centers.

It's been awhile since I've done anything creative, so this felt extremely nice. I looked at some pictures on other people's websites, as well as the flickr album, and tried to use as many cool embellishments and trims. I don't feel mine are near as elaborate, but I'm happy with them, and I hope those that receive them are as well.

1 comment:

Laurie said...

I'm doing Karla's swap, too! But, you are ahead of me because I haven't begun my tags. Must get going!